The last 18 months and the Covid-19 Pandemic has been a very testing time for both Patients and Staff within the NHS. Sadly our Wood Street site has been deemed unfit for purpose given the current social distancing and ventilation regulations and without structural changes it will continue to be unsuitable.
During the last year we, as a Practice have been forced to centralise all of our services to our purpose built Rivermead Gate site in order that we could continue to provide an environment which was safe for both staff and patients. In doing so, it has demonstrated that providing a full range of services from one site, be it by telephone consultations, video consultations or face to face is possible and is something that going forward we would be able to continue.
This new way of working and offering remote care is something that has been introduced throughout the Health Care sector and with social distancing and face masks becoming our way of life we are planning and would like your support in proceeding with the closure of our Wood Street and continuing to offer a full and safe service from our main site.